Tips for writing your writer's bio

Brevity may be a virtue, but not when it comes to your bio, Jane Friedman writes in a guide to the different types of bios — long, short, custom — and how to write them: "For some writers with short bios, it’s an attempt to convey status. Other writers may be putting on that 'mysterious' act … but as an editor and curious person, the message I take away from the writer of the short bio is: 'I don’t care about, nor do I need, you or your opportunities.'”